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Types Of Immigration Bonds

Types Of Immigration Bonds

Know The Types Of Immigration Bonds

There are four types of immigration bonds used by The Department Of Homeland Security.  

  • Delivery Bonds
  • Voluntary Departure Bonds
  • Pubic Charge Bonds
  • Supervision Bonds


The Delivery Bond is used when a person (alien) is in the country unlawfully.  The Delivery Bond requires a cosigner or obligor.  This obligor is responsible for ensuring the detainee appears for all court hearings and appearance requests by ICE officials until the hearings are finally terminated.   This bond allows the person being detained to be released, and acts as a guarantee to ensure the detainee appears as requested.  ICE Form I-352 provides information on how the obligor can be exonerated from responsibility of the alien:

  • If the alien is accepted by ICE for detention or deportation
  • If the bond is cancelled
  • Voluntary departure of the bonded alien
  • The alien is granted some type of residency by a judge or other ICE official
  • The demise of the bonded alien

If the alien fails to comply with any appearance requests, the cosigner or obligor will forfeit (lose) any funds paid towards the Delivery bond.  




In exchange for granting the alien permission to enter the United States, this bond is issued to ensure that the person (alien) entering the United States will not became a burden to the country by accepting any type of public assistance. This bond prohibits the alien from becoming a public charge, and in the event the alien does accept any type of public assistance, the cosigner accepts the responsibility of reimbursing the government, state, territory, county, town, municipality or district that provided the public assistance in an amount up to the total amount of the bond.  In the event the entity that provided the assistance is not authorized to accept the payment, the payment will have to be made directly to the Department of Homeland Security.   If the obligor fails to pay the fees within 30 days after receiving the notice to him/her by the DHS regarding the fact that the alien received some form of public assistance that was prohibited, the bond will be used to cover the fees up to the amount of the bond.  Any amounts collected by the DHS, that aren’t turned over to the public entity that provided the assistance will be deposited in the Breached Bond Detention Fund. 


Voluntary departure bonds are issued when an alien must depart the country and agrees to voluntarily depart by a stipulated date.  In exchange for agreeing to leave by a certain date, the alien is provided with a bond that allows them to be released out of custody without being immediately deported.   The conditions for releasing the obligor of their responsibility associated with this bond are:

  • The obligor has to ensure the alien actually departs the United States on or before the date stipulated in the voluntary departure order and  provide evidence within 30 days that the alien departed by the date stipulated in the order
  • The alien is actually accepted by the Department of Homeland Security to be processed for detention or deportation/removal.
  • If neither of these conditions are met then the amount of the bond specified shall be due and payable by the obligor. 


An Order of Supervision (OSUP) bond is used when an individual has been physically released from the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is in the waiting period between when they were released and when final removal order is obtained.  The alien could have limited freedom during this period and be required to report to immigration officials from time to time. If the individual conforms to all of the conditions of the order of supervision and turns themselves in for removal, the responsibility of the obligor will be terminated.  In most instances, being deported from the United States due to a court order includes being barred from reentry for 10 years.  


The two most common immigration bonds are the Delivery Bond and the Voluntary Departure Bond.  If your loved one has been detained, contact United Immigration Bonds today at 469-779-0101.  Our agents are ready to help!

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